719.00/5–851: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Panama


359. Pan Chargé called instr Arias request Dept assure CZ facilities not be used give aid opposition to Govt. Dept reiterated position complete neutrality internal matters Pan and requests you bring this attn CZ civ and mil auths. As Emb and CZ auths of course aware important no expression opinion be given which cld be interpreted encouragement either side.1

  1. In telegram 508, from Panama City, May 9, 9 p. m., Chargé Wise reported in part the following: “Dept’s instructions re non-interference internal matters Pan (Deptel 359, May 8) being strictly observed with full cooperation Gov Newcomer and Gen Morris with whom discussed.” (719.00/5–951)